In her poignant and touching memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares for the first time how her husband's HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago sent her life and marriage in a frightening new direction.
On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day - from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would, too, be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is far more than Cookie's account of surviving that trauma; it is the story of her marriage with Earvin and the nearly three decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined they'd take.
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Good story about relationships, love and resilience! it was also a wonderful illustration of how families stick together no matter what.
I've always wondered how Cookie & Irvine stayed together & finally, we get to know. I loved reading this book & how honest she was in sharing their story. I highly recommend reading it - it's an inspiration to us all!
"Cookie is a strong woman"
Magic was truly a handful. I'm glad he changed for himself her and kids. Great story.
Very encouraging testament of trials and triumphs!! Very inspiring and great heart.
From family, to marriage, to personal growth. I really enjoyed this book.
"Candid, Real and Enlightening"
This is one of the most honest and enlightening books I have read. I applaud Cookie Johnson for sharing her life challenges and learnings. This book will truly benefit others as we all experience life's challenges and learnings.
I really enjoyed this book! It reminded me that we all have a journey, and just because it doesn't fit within a traditional mode doesn't mean that good isn't in it. Well done, Cookie!
This story reminds readers that athletes and stars are normal people too. Her story at times reminded me of myself then others times I wondered why bother with Magic, he was too fickle for me, but then again, the life style and who he was, I guess I understand why she stayed. Her story is interesting enough to keep you engaged.
What a great story!! Very transparent and real. She discussed the topics many stray away from.
I seldom give an audiobook a 5-star rating, but this one deserves it. I'm not surprised, though, because co-writer D. Miller is an awesome writer.Everything about the book was perfect. I felt like I was there with Cookie Johnson for most of the story. Ms. Johnson's story is comprehensive, relatable, well-written, perfectly organized, easy to visualize, and close-up and personal. Many bios are just a recitation of events. This one definitely does not fit into that category. Ms. Johnson shares thoughts and feelings as if she's talking to a personal friend. I also like that the book is written more from a woman's perspective as a girlfriend,wife, mother, and career woman than from the perspective of the wife of a celeb. This is one of the few audiobooks that I will eventually listen to again.
"Believing In Love"
I absolutely love. it renewed my faith in the sanctity and power of love
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